enchondromatosis


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Related to enchondromatosis: chondromyxoid fibroma, Maffucci syndrome

enchondromatosis

[‚en‚kän·drō·mə′tō·səs]
(medicine)
A rare disorder principally involving tubular bones, especially those of the feet and hands, characterized by hamartomatous proliferation of cartilage in the metaphysis, indistinguishable in single lesions from enchondromas. Also known as chondrodysplasia; dyschondroplasia; Ollier's disease.
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6) Schwartz and coworkers (8) did a retrospective study on 44 patients with enchondromatosis, 7 had Maffucci syndrome while 37 had Ollier disease.
A mutant PTH/PTHrP type I receptor in enchondromatosis.
The most common type of enchondromatosis is Ollier disease, a disorder characterized by multiple enchondromas arising in tubular and flat bones and sparing the skull and spine.
The exact cause of generalized enchondromatosis remains unknown.
Imagawa et al reported an enchondroma in the left middle cranial fossa of a patient with generalized enchondromatosis.